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half-length

(hăf′lĕngkth′, -lĕngth′, lĕnth′, häf′-)
n.
A portrait that shows only the upper half and hands of a person.
adj.
1. Of or relating to a half-length portrait.
2. Of half the full length.

half-length

adj
1. (Art Terms) (of a portrait) showing only the body from the waist up and including the hands
2. of half the entire or original length
n
(Art Terms) a half-length portrait

half′-length`



n.
1. something that is only half a full length or height, esp. a portrait of the upper half of the body, including the hands.
adj.
2. of half the complete length or height.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.half-length - a portrait showing the body from only the waist up
portrait, portrayal - any likeness of a person, in any medium; "the photographer made excellent portraits"
Adj.1.half-length - representing only the upper half of the body; "a half-length portrait"
short, little - low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
2.half-length - abridged to half its original length
abridged - (used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting; "an abridged version"
Translations

half-length

[ˈhɑːfˈleŋθ] ADJde medio cuerpo
References in classic literature ?
It was a half-length figure of a gentleman in a rich but very old-fashioned dress of embroidered velvet, with a broad ruff and a beard, and wearing a hat, the brim of which overshadowed his forehead.
Here,"--pointing to a staring, half-length figure, in a white wig and scarlet coat,--"here is an excellent model, the likeness of our gracious king.
Half-length portraits in crayons abounded all through the house, but were so dispersed that I found the brother of a youthful officer of mine in the china-closet and the grey old age of my pretty young bride, with a flower in her bodice, in the breakfast-room.
To give the greater force to his words, he checked himself in an involuntary imitation of two half-length stretching and yawning figures on the mantel-shelf, who were represented as in one eternal state of weariness from the waist upwards; and hummed a fragment of a song.
There was not much to amuse in the room; of which the most attractive feature was, a half-length portrait in oil, of Mr Mantalini, whom the artist had depicted scratching his head in an easy manner, and thus displaying to advantage a diamond ring, the gift of Madame Mantalini before her marriage.
5" hot-swappable SAS/SATA 6Gb/s bays, 4 x Half-length low-profile + 4 mezzanine card slots for expansion cards, 8 x GbE LAN ports (Intel I350), 2 x 1600W 80 PLUS Platinum 100~220V AC redundant PSUs, Complete remote management functions via IPMI 2.
While the opposition may not have been all that hot, there could be no arguing with his half-length success as not only did he Y=u the start, but he also ran green in front.
Tony Byrne's Native Story sprang a surprise as she caught Swift Marathon for a half-length victory in 30.
It was another half-length back to Nobiz Like Shobiz, the 3-5 favorite who heads many Derby lists.
The 9-1 chance hit the front a furlong out and was never going to be caught, going on to deny Presumptive by two and a half lengths, with Binanti, a winner here last weekend, a further half-length away in third.
Ask The Umpire returned to the larger obstacles at Lingfield earlier this month and was doing all of his best work in the closing stages, but was unable to catch the half-length winner, Lanmire Tower.
She opposes La Vecchia to Venetian half-length paintings of beautiful women, with which its first audience would presumably have contrasted it (45, 48).